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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 6. WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS [12570 - 12949.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 196. )

CHAPTER 4. Watershed Protection Flood Prevention Projects [12850 - 12875]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1886. )

ARTICLE 3. Declaration of Policy [12860 - 12861]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1886. )

12860.
  

It is hereby declared that the people of the State have a primary interest in the control and conservation of floodwaters and the prevention of erosion, sediment damages and other damages by floodwaters in the watersheds of the rivers and streams of this State.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1886.)

12861.
  

It is hereby declared that recurrent floods on rivers and streams of this State, causing loss of life and damage to property, disruption of commerce, interruption of transportation and communications, and wasting of water, are detrimental to the peace, health, safety and welfare of the people of the State. The control and prevention of such floods and the loss and damage caused thereby and the conservation and protection of the State’s land and water resources are proper functions and activities of the State, in cooperation with counties, cities, state agencies and public districts, and in cooperation with the United States, or any of its departments or agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1886.)

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